We are delighted to announce that council recently received the final Letter of Offer for the much-anticipated PEACE IV Programme – meaning we now have a budget of £4.9million available to roll out a series of initiatives and projects over the next two and a half years.
PEACE IV has a strong focus on promoting cross-community relations and understanding in order to create a more cohesive society. The programme will provide support to projects that contribute towards the promotion of greater levels of peace and reconciliation.
As well as a capital project, the emphasis will be on the delivery of sports, community and good relations projects across the council with the aim of developing and promoting community relations, respect, diversity and active citizenship.
As part of the overall programme, we are also including a Grants Scheme and welcome applications from the Community and Voluntary section under three different themes – Children and Young People, Shared Spaces and Services, and Building Positive Relations.
The Grants Programme will open on Monday 18 September and close at 12noon on Monday 30 October with grant awards ranging from £40,000 to a maximum of £100,000.
For further information on the Grants Scheme please contact Noreen O’Callaghan (Grants Officer) on 028406 60600 ext. 4576.
The programme is led by the Council in partnership with the Education Authority and Ulster University. The programme partnership also includes membership from statutory and social partners.
For further information on the PEACE IV programme click here.